Our Staff


Claude McRoberts

Senior Minister

Claude was born and reared in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Ole Miss where he graduated with an MA in English (1986). Upon graduating from Ole Miss, Claude attended Reformed Theological Seminary earning an MDiv (1990). He is married to Betsy Berry McRoberts of Tunica, Mississippi. Claude and Betsy have three children: Claude, IV, Nan and Abbey. All three attend Ole Miss. The McRoberts love anything to do with sports and enjoy watching and attending sporting events.

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Patrick Curles

Executive Minister

Patrick, born in Birmingham, Alabama, was raised in Albany, Georgia. He is the youngest of four children and grew up in the Presbyterian church where his father served as minister. Patrick received his B.A. (history) degree from Auburn University in 1990 and his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1994. Before joining the staff of Trinity in 2001, Patrick served as associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, from 1994 to 2001. He and his wife Laurie have three children: Wesley, Anna Lee and Mary.

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Michael Howell

Minister of Pastoral Care

Michael is from Hartselle, Alabama. He holds degrees from Jacksonville State University (BA), and Reformed Theological Seminary (MCE and Mdiv). He and his wife, Frosty, have four adult children and six grandchildren. His hobbies include hiking, camping, hunting, and reading.

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Rob Pendley

Minister of Discipleship

Rob was born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi, where his parents still live. Though raised in the church, Rob was not converted until in college at Mississippi State University through the influence of believing friends and the ministry of Reformed University Ministries (RUF), the PCA campus ministry. Before joining the staff of Trinity, Rob planted and pastored Christ Community Church PCA in Gainesville, Florida, from 1997 to 2014. He is married to the former Kim Cotten. They met while Kim was an RUF intern at Mississippi State. Rob and Kim have three children: Andrew, Olivia, and John Reid.

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Kurt Cooper

Minister to Youth

Kurt was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but calls Tupelo, Mississippi, his hometown. He is married to Marty, also from Tupelo, and they have one son, Campbell. Kurt received a B.A. in business administration from Mississippi State University, and his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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Todd Alexander

Director of Music and Organist

Todd grew up near Pittsburgh in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Todd and his wife, Andria, met at Moody Bible Institute where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music. He also received his Master of Sacred Music from Emory University. Todd and Andria have three boys: Joel, Nathan and Luke. Besides his family, Todd loves biking, hiking/backpacking, camping, and his grandmother’s Fettuccini Alfredo.

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Danny Barlow


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Becky Canerday

Director of Outreach and Women's Ministries

Becky grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and is a lifelong Presbyterian. She and her husband, Vic, have two grown children, Bucky and Jannell. She graduated from Auburn University and has been on staff at Trinity Church since 1985. Becky enjoys needlepointing, gardening, hiking, bicycling and hunting.

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Nita Carter

Nursery Supervisor

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Shannon Conner

Assistant to Children and Youth

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Tom Danielson

Director of Missions

Tom was raised in rural Pennsylvania near State College. He holds degrees from Houghton College (BA) and Central Michigan University (MA). He joined the Trinity Church staff following thirty years of service in the United States Air Force. He and his wife, Diane, have two adult children and three grandchildren. Tom's hobbies include reading, fishing and kayaking.

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Stacy Hamilton

Director of Children's Ministry

Stacy Hamilton, a native of Montgomery, is a graduate of Trinity Presbyterian School and Auburn University. She and her husband, Whit, have two children, Meri Dean and Whit, Jr. She enjoys reading, watching old movies, and spending time with her children.

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Mike Hogg

Business Administrator

Mike is a Montgomery native and graduate of Auburn University where he earned his degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mike is married to Teresa and they have one son, Michael. He enjoys golf, P. F. Chang's, and cupcakes.

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Mary Cam Shaw

Assistant Director of Youth Ministries

Mary Cam Carlson Shaw grew up at Trinity. She graduated from Auburn University (BS) and married her high school sweetheart, Zach, in December of 2013. Her hobbies are tennis, art, and shopping.

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Jana Turner

Assistant Director of Music and Organist

Jana was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. She graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance. Since she began working as a church organist in 2003, she has held positions at First Presbyterian Church, Aurora, Illinois, and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elgin, Illinois. In addition, Jana has worked with children's, youth and adult choirs. In her free time she enjoys swimming, knitting/crocheting and playing with her dog, Sebastian.

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Lois Evans


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Lucy Freeman

Director of Preschool



Janet Gordy

Executive Assistant

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Sonny Herron


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Kathy McGowin

Bookstore Manager



Lea McLendon


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Stephanie Williams

Senior Minister's Assistant

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Les Williams

Assistant Sexton

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